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Topic: New gaming rig   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 10:58:20 PM(UTC)

I did :P

I spent what I saved, by upgrading to a 1kW Corsair PSU, 7-7-7-20 RAM instead of the 8-8-8-24.

And upgraded the motherboard to Asus P6T Deluxe instead of P6T standard, for more USBs

Topic: Thinking of selling my system   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:09:54 PM(UTC)

Are we allowed to bump? ;)

Topic: New gaming rig   Go to last post
Posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:09:15 PM(UTC)

Thanks for the message but it has been discussed to not get the Black version and go with Standard :)

Maybe you misread or something :P

and at the mo the price is about £1,559, all at the same place, but I need to check prices etc

 

Topic: Thinking of selling my system   Go to last post
Posted: Friday, November 27, 2009 4:38:01 AM(UTC)

A couple of you may have seen my other post about a new system, thus I am selling my old system. Anyone care to value it? ;)

I have a figure in mind which I think would be ok. A mate is selling his system which has slightly lower specs and its reaching £370 on eBay at the mo.

 

MSI P6T SLI v2 motherboard

3GB DDR2 RAM

Intel Q6600 2.4 GHz processor

Thermaltake 650W PSU

8800GT graphics card

BT 802.11 b/g wireless card

750 GB HDD 5400rpm, (500GB and a 250GB)

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE sound card

All in one CPU water cooling.

Antec 900 case with all fan slots filled. (120mm x 5 (2 front, 1 internal, 1 side, 1 rear)  200mm top fan)

Lightscribe compatible DVD R/RW drive

Front CPU/system/HDD temperature sensor

 

Sorry if thats a bit vague, I'm writing this at work ;)

All the cooling gives it good ability to overclock.

 

Ben

Topic: New gaming rig   Go to last post
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 10:13:26 PM(UTC)

I was edging towards the 950, but thanks.

The motherboards I was comparing were the Asus P6T and the P6T Deluxe V2....... about £60 between them, much visable differnece apart from the numbers listed on both specs pages.

And the face the stock has, 12 USB and 8 sata, whereas the deluxe has 14 USB and 6 sata.

 

EDIT:

Got round to finalising the specs,

2x XFX GeForce GTX 260 576Mhz Standard 896MB            

XFX 850W PSU                                      

Antec 1200 case                               

Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz                                 

Asus S1366 Intel X58 ATX DDR3 A L / P6TD DELUXE      

CoolIT Domino A.L.C CPU Water Cooling System With LCD        

Corsair Memory 6GB DDR3 1600MHz 7-7-7-20 DHX+       
   
Pioneer 22x DVD-RW/RAM labelflash Blk SATA kit            

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 7200RPM S300 16MB   

 

Cheers for all the help I recieved.

Topic: New gaming rig   Go to last post
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:40:43 PM(UTC)

Hey guys,

Thanks for all of your replies and help.

After reading through it all and taking note, I have decided on a shift around using your help :)

2x XFX GeForce GTX 260 576Mhz Standard 896MB

XFX 850W PSU

Antec 1200 case

(due to your comments, have now decided on 6GB Corsair RAM)

Either the Intel Core i7-950 3.06GHz, or the Intel Nehalem i7 940 2.93GHz, (your comments appreciated/much difference for the same(ish) price?, also thanks for saving me like £300)

Asus S1366 Intel X58 ATX A L (considering upgrading to a deluxe with money saved from CPU?)

And finally, cooling, it seemed I overlooked the size of the Zalman  and it would not fit the socket.

 

And lastly, if you have any extra time. I've done a few checks and overlooks but anyone fancy checking whether everything would fit the motherboard, taking into account the XFX cards are pretty massive.

Many thanks again.

Ben


Topic: New gaming rig   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 10:12:03 PM(UTC)

Firstly, sorry for wrong section.

I do plan to overclock, not massively but a fair bit. Reckon I should have mentioned that :/

 

I'll take a look at a few better PSUs, thanks for your sugessstions on makes.

EDIT: Took a look at a few others and some reviews but came across this;

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=165

Seems to be a lot of hype about it, they've taken their skills at producing motherboards and graphics cards and made a heafty ol' PSU. I reckon I'll stick with it for the time being.

 

Is there much difference between the XFX and the MSI GTX260 Core 216, in terms of clock/ cooling or stability.

Topic: New gaming rig   Go to last post
Posted: Monday, November 23, 2009 1:49:32 AM(UTC)

Hey guys,

Been looking into a new gaming PC to support 4 monitors (for photoshop and website layouts). I've cobbled together some parts to build it myself but as I work full time I don't have that much time to look at reviews/prices and other options.

 

If you could review and/or upgrade and swap bits in and out of my current configuration, it would be much appretiated. My current budget is about £1600 and this is what I have so far.

- Intel Core i7-975 EX 3.33GHz LGA1366

- Asus S1366 Intel X58 ATX A L

- Corsair Memory Corsair 3GB 1600MHz DDR3 CL8

- XFX GeForce GTX 260 680Mhz 896MB PCI-Express DVI Black Edition (x2)

- XFX 850W Black Edition Single Rail Modular Power Supply

- Antec Black Twelve Hundred Tower Case ATX no PSU

- Zalman Heatpipe CPU cooler with quiet 110mm blue LED fan

- Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200rpm SATA 3Gb/s 32MB

 

Which took me to £1606.80, will be taking other bits from old system such as network card, and another hard drvie etc. Just using this as a base.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, this is just the base and the budget for it, I have all 4 monitors already.

 

Thanks

Ben